The Fairfax Times has a little piece on foreclosures in Fairfax County. And it's nice to see some extra sympathy for the renters:
"Perhaps most vulnerable are unsuspecting tenants facing eviction because their landlord did not pay the mortgage, yet collected rent and often ran off with the security deposit.From the article:
'These tenants are people playing by the rules,' [Fairfax City Attorney Kevin R.] Hildebeidel said. 'They're paying their rent. They're not defaulting at all.
'I have a great deal of sympathy for them. They're the people that need some help,' he said. 'Those are the people, who in my opinion, that Congress and politicians ought to be focused on.'"
Foreclosures in Fairfax County
January 2007: 74
January 2008: 1,330
Also be sure to note the map of Fairfax County that tells the story of 2008 assessments.